Miami junior Tanard Davis led a 1-2-3 Hurricane sweep of the 60-meters at the Big East Indoor Track and Field Championship in Syracuse, N.Y.
Davis finished in a time of 6.78 seconds to win his first Big East Indoor Championship. Davis’ victory marks the third consecutive season in which a Hurricane has won the Big East 60-meter title.
Sophomore Terrell Walden, last year’s Big East 60-meter Champion, took second in a photo finish. Walden set a Big East Championship record with a time of 6.76 in the preliminaries but was out-leaned at the tape by Davis. Walden’s time in the final was also 6.78 seconds.
Walden also scored in the 200-meters finishing sixth in a time of 22.25 seconds.
Freshman Devin Hester, who won the Big East long jump title on Saturday, took third in the 60-meters with a time of 6.82 seconds.
The University of Miami women’s track and field team jumped two spots to No. 10 in the latest Trackwire 25 rankings released late Monday.
The Hurricanes, who won their second consecutive Big East Indoor Track and Field Championship in convincing fashion this past weekend, cracked the top-10 for the first time this season.
Miami, led by junior All-American Lauryn Williams, has several individuals and one relay ranked among the nation’s elite. Williams, who captured the Big East 60-meter and 200-meter titles this weekend, has the nation’s top mark in the 60-meters and ranks fourth in the 200-meters.
Freshman Tabia Charles, the 2004 Big East Indoor Most Outstanding Field Performer, has the nation’s top mark in the triple jump and eighth best mark in the long jump. Charles won both the long jump and the triple jump at the Big East Indoor Championships